G3 Parent′s Lecture--The Beauty of Language
At the refreshing moment of autumn, the long-awaited parent′s lectures finally kicked off. The three-day G3 parent′s lectures, with ‘the Beauty of Language′ as their theme, had three topics on each day, namely ‘the Beauty of Chinese Language′, ‘Chinese and Korean Languages Are Good Friends′ and ‘The Beauty of German′.
Lecture One--The Beauty of Chinese Language
The first lecture began, without doubt, from the profound and sophisticated Chinese language. We were honoured to have invited G3D Gu Yueqian′s mother Ms. Bu Fan(the renown former Oriental TV anchor), to give us a speech. She was thorough and interesting in her explanations about the basic concepts of Chinese language and the right ways to pronounce mandarin. Meanwhile, she gave fairly profound guidance on how to read a Chinese text effectively. She also hoped that all the children would make practical use of what they had learnt so that they could taste the beauty of Chinese language.
Lecture Two--Chinese and Korean Languages Are Good Friends
The father of G3B Li Xuyan is an amiable man. He went to study in China as an exchange student eight years ago, and now he can speak excellent Chinese. In his speech, he first introduced the geographical location of China and Korea, in an effort to let children understand the close relationships between the two countries. Next, he showed us a number of pictures of Korean cuisine and movies. The children were excited so much, especially when he started teaching Korean. From the most basic letters to the sentences and words of greeting, Mr. Li not only taught Korean but also sent away Korean-learning books to the children who had answered his questions correctly. In short, it was a big harvest for the children!
Lecture Three-- The Beauty of German
For the thrid lecture we felt honoured to have the attendance of the most senior lecturer ever, the 81-year-old grandfather of G3B Yu Qingru. It could be easily seen from his clothes of German flag colours, the PPT and the German-characteristic prizes that the old gentleman had made very good preparations for the speech, which was quite touching because his pursuit of excellence despite his senior age was worth learning. During the lecture, he acquainted us with some basic facts about Germany and its people through interesting videos. In addition, he taught some simple German in greeting. He led all the children to read German again and again, and without doubt, the children were trying really hard. It was not long before all of them grasped these phrases and some of them got the awards from the grandpa!
Summary: The three-day lectures enabled the parents to enter our campus and our class with some extracurricular knowledge. This is a good way to supply school education and thus better carry out the principle of home-school educating, therefore it is highly hopeful that the children will live happily and healthily in such a harmonious atmoshphere.